Facebook

Facebook

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    34.0
  • Total Downloads:
    302,923
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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Editors' Review

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Facebook for iOS enables you to manage your Facebook account directly from your phone.

Pros

Well-organized UI: For an app with so many features, Facebook's interface is far from cluttered. The much-used Status, Photo, and Check In buttons are accessible atop your newsfeed. Or click Status to write your update and on that same screen add a photo, tag friends, link to a video or an article, add a mood, or check in to your current location. Friends, Messenger, and Notifications are all quickly reachable on the bottom rail. Click More for less-used features. A search bar up top is great for searching people, pages, or groups, or to see what's trending.

Great photo editing: Take a picture in the Facebook app, and you'll get plenty of editing features, including seven filters, cropping, and the ability to add text and stickers to your photos.

Events: Click Events in the Favorites section on the More page and scroll through and RSVP to your event invitations. While Upcoming is the default, you can sort by Saved, Hosting, or Past.

Friends: Under Friends, also in the Favorites section on the More page, you can search friends, see friend requests, find contacts, and see how those outgoing friend requests are coming along.

Groups and Pages: With just a few clicks, you can search, create, or manage groups and pages.

Privacy options: Facebook enables you to select your posting audience. Click the To field within your post to make your posts public, visible to friends only, invisible to certain people, or completely private. Under Privacy, which is on the Account Settings page, control who can find you on Facebook (even via Google search results), who can contact you, and who can see your posts past, present, and future.

Security features: Under Account Settings, there are several things you can do to make your account more secure. Click Login Alerts to turn on notifications, which will let you know if someones log in to your account from a new device or browser. Turn on Login Approvals, which enforces two-factor authentication with each login. You can also set Trusted Contacts to help you access your account if you're ever locked out, or you can designate a Legacy Contact, a friend or family member you trust to manage your account after you die.

News Feed Preferences: Facebook has finally given you more control over what shows up in your newsfeed. You can prioritize who gets top placement, unfollow others to hide their posts, and reconnect with people you've previously unfollowed.

Comprehensive Help Center: Ask a question in the search field up top, click top questions, or browse by topic, such as Login & Password, Editing Your Account, and Deleting Things.

Cons

Separate messaging app required: To save space on our phone, we'd rather have the standalone Facebook Messenger app reincorporated into the Facebook app. Still, Facebook makes Messenger easy to get to. When you want to message someone specific, the person button on the top right takes you to your friends with Messenger accounts. You can also click the Messenger button on the bottom navigation to get to your existing messages, should you want to keep the conversation going.

No tagging strangers in posts or photos: You can't tag anyone that you're not officially friends with in a post or photo, using Facebook's mobile app. You can, however, do this using the desktop app.

Jumbled notifications: With all your notifications, including new likes and comments on your posts, friends' birthdays, and party invites all in one place, it's easy to miss things.

Bottom Line

Facebook for iOS is an essential app for heavy Facebook users on the go.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"The worst iphone app ever."

July 08, 2012  |  By julianbrown

 |  Version: Facebook 4.1

Pros

that it is deletable

Cons

Ive always regarded CNET as a reliable benchmark, here I cannot say I am impressed with your 5 star review of something that on my phone is actually unusable. I would say that the facebook app for the iphone is badly designed and confusing but I never really got that far, before i deleted it, it spent 99% of the time hanging or "updating". Google facebook app on the iphone 4s and you can see it is universal - so how can this not make it to your review?

Summary

I would expect Failbook wanted to integrate facebook into the whole iphone experience - instead i wont now use facebook on my iphone at all. For such a large company to make such a terrible app that I actually deleted it is beyond belief. Shame on CNET too for a 5 star review of a product that doesnt (on the iphone 4s) work at all.

Updated on Jul 8, 2012

What is going on with Facebook this year, miss after miss after miss, changing everyones email addresses to their own poxy emial system, forcing timeline on everyone, a badly handled public float that further enraged people towards them and an app on the iphone that simply doesnt work. Facebook seem determined to crash into the iceberg at present.

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1 stars

"poor poor poor !!!"

April 17, 2012  |  By mailroomman

 |  Version: Facebook 4.1

Pros

none except that i uninstalled it

Cons

the whole thing

Summary

rubbish !!! zero notifications / personal messages zero
i simply uninstalled it and then downloaded facely hd
wow what a breath of fresh air it just works

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3 stars

"Glad to have it..."

March 12, 2012  |  By Sunshine_Sue

 |  Version: Facebook 4.1

Pros

Fast to load. Layout good. Easy to follow as on website.

Cons

NO SHARE BUTTON...THIS INFURIATES ME!!!
NOT ABLE TO ATTACH PHOTO WHEN MESSAGING... ANOTHER BUGBEAR!!

Summary

COME APPLE/FB APP CREATORS YOU'LL LOSE US OTHERWISE IF THE ABOVE "CONS" ARE NOT APPLIED!!

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3 stars

"Love to use Facebook!"

March 02, 2012  |  By cherylps

 |  Version: Facebook 4.1

Pros

I stay connected to my friends,love this!

Cons

Doesn't have a "share" option. Very frustrating!! I hate this. Would like for the iphone to do this! :(

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1 stars

"Simply does not work"

December 25, 2011  |  By mholliscnet

 |  Version: Facebook 4.0

Pros

Nice idea that we all hoped Facebook would do

Cons

First, I have the iPad I. I installed the app, then did the delete-reinstall routine that Facebook quixotically requires. Got the app working. And as soon as I am doing anything in the app, navigating, entering status, checking in, the application hangs.

For Fcebook, Safari is much faster and much more able. Until or unless is application gets to the point where it can challenge Fascebook on Mobile Safari, it is a waste of space on the iPad.

Summary

Very nice idea in theory, but constant crashes make this a "no."

Until or unless is application gets to the point where it can challenge Fascebook on Mobile Safari, it is a waste of space on the iPad.

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4 stars

"Facebook love <3"

December 12, 2011  |  By missdelaney2

 |  Version: Facebook 4.0

Pros

-Really cool design
-Easy to follow friends
-Lets me look at my FB whenever I want

Cons

-Photo viewing and chatting functions act funky sometimes

Summary

It's facebook for your iPhone. What can be better than that? Plus, it's free so you can't really complain. I'm so glad that they made an app for it. I can now check on my account whenever I want, which is both good and bad. (Bad because now I'm on it more than ever before). This app is perfect if you're an FB junkie. Just wish it wouldn't act so weird sometimes.

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3 stars

"Useful facebook app, but needs to work on the bugs"

December 12, 2011  |  By dirtyharrison84

 |  Version: Facebook 4.0

Pros

It's a good app to look at when you're on the go. Gives you easy access to your facebook account and has a sleek design.

Cons

There are some bugs that can get annoying. The chat/message system and photo viewing features can definitely be worked on. The app also crashes from time to time.

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2 stars

"below expectations"

August 25, 2011  |  By johnyindia

 |  Version: Facebook for iPhone 3.4

Pros

friendlist with phone details
push
mobility

Cons

push not upto mark
No fluid updates- cache comments
crashes at least once a day
crashes if switches off wifi

Summary

If it's from official facebook.com I expect reliable app. Unfortunately it is not. Except few obvious advantages, this apps disappoints me everyday. Using web version now.

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3 stars

"ok but apple apps can be alot better"

August 22, 2011  |  By baigsaad

 |  Version: Facebook for iPhone 3.4

Pros

user friendly

Cons

need apple logo...whenever something updates on facebook through i phone

Summary

can be better

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1 stars

"The app, while great, doesn't usually work"

August 04, 2011  |  By pyrokitties

 |  Version: Facebook for iPhone 3.4

Pros

The app is well designed, the features included (other than chat) work wonderfully and the design is attractive

Cons

I have to launch the app six times in order for it to finally work (it crashes the other five). The chat and photos integrations are very buggy, along with most every other feature on the app

Summary

This app is beyond frustrating, but it beats the mobile site

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 34.0
Thanks for using Facebook! To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store every 2 weeks. You can update the app automatically (without checking back here) by going to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads and turning on Updates. Every update of our Facebook app includes improvements for speed and reliability. As other new features become available, well highlight those for you in the app.
General
Publisher Facebook
Publisher web site http://facebook.com
Release Date July 11, 2008
Date Added July 07, 2015
Version 34.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 94MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 302,923
Downloads Last Week 511
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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